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pith and puissance

Basically a queer feminist theater maker who eats a lot of kale and watches too much television.
Oct 1 '14
Oct 1 '14
colchrishadfield:

Our decisions change our climate. We dried up the 4th-largest sea on Earth in a single generation.http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/aral_sea.php(If you’re wondering about the link between drying the Aral Sea and changing the climate, here is more info: http://www.columbia.edu/~tmt2120/environmental%20impacts.htm)

colchrishadfield:

Our decisions change our climate. We dried up the 4th-largest sea on Earth in a single generation.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/aral_sea.php

(If you’re wondering about the link between drying the Aral Sea and changing the climate, here is more info: http://www.columbia.edu/~tmt2120/environmental%20impacts.htm)

Sep 24 '14
Vegan noodle kugel! L’shana tova! #applesandhoney #roshhashannah

Vegan noodle kugel! L’shana tova! #applesandhoney #roshhashannah

Sep 21 '14
marching with my mom!#peoplesclimatemarch

marching with my mom!#peoplesclimatemarch

Sep 21 '14
Good morning NYC #bitchyrestingface

Good morning NYC #bitchyrestingface

Sep 16 '14
"When you’re at the pool lounging on a beach chair and some little kids are running and the lifeguard screams out “no running” do you respond “excuse, not all of us are running”? No, you don’t. The lifeguard didn’t have to specifically state who they were talking to because you’re intelligent enough to comprehend that the comment wasn’t being directed at you."

Found a quote that shuts down that “not all men” argument pretty well. (via mykicks)

AHaha. haaaa. hh.

(via thefeministbookclub)

Sep 16 '14
"I will have an undergraduate class, let’s say a young white male student, politically-correct, who will say: ‘I am only a bourgeois white male, I can’t speak.’ …I say to them: ‘Why not develop a certain degree of rage against the history that has written such an abject script for you that you are silenced?’ Then you begin to investigate what it is that silences you, rather than take this very determinist position - since my skin colour is this, since my sex is this, I cannot speak… From this position, then, I say you will of course not speak in the same way about the Third World material, but if you make it your task not only to learn what is going on there through language, through specific programmes of study, but also at the same time through a historical critique of your position as the investigating person, then you will have earned the right to criticize, you be heard. When you take the position of not doing your homework - ‘I will not criticize because of my accident of birth, the historical accident’ - that is the much more pernicious position."
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (via silencedohood)
Sep 16 '14

branaivanovic:

Harry Potter: Re-imagined 

-Harry Potter

-Ron Weasley

-Hermione Granger

Sep 16 '14
"If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them."

anonymous reader on The Dish

One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.

(via mysweetetc)

THISSSS!!!!

(via thisisglorious)

Sep 16 '14

weloveblackgirls:

refined-grace:

"Elmo is with his good friend, Lupita. They are talking about all the great things about their skin. For example, Elmo’s skin just happens to be very ticklish. Lupita’s skin happens to be a beautiful brown color. Skin can come in all different shades and colors. Isn’t skin just the best? However, ticklish or smooth or black or brown or white or tan, be sure to love the skin you are in." 

I love this. I LOVE THIS. I love this. Children need to see this. Adults need to see this.

Just take me now lord

(Source: soph-okonedo)

Sep 5 '14
Sep 5 '14
A stranger walking by my shift just gave me a sword! Definitely feels like Ava decided to say hello :)

A stranger walking by my shift just gave me a sword! Definitely feels like Ava decided to say hello :)

Sep 5 '14

"I love playing someone who has so much integrity, who has so much joy and so much life—even though her life is now in prison. She’s locked up, but she’s able to build up joy anyway."

- samira wiley for brooklyn magazine

(Source: fyeahblackactresses)

Sep 3 '14
"Lipstick. It draws attention away from any flaws. When someone is wearing lipstick, you just assume they’re wearing a full face of makeup. And guys are stupid—they won’t notice when you’re not."
Rihanna (via hellyeahrihannafenty)
Sep 2 '14
Just got home from #99breakups. Time for some breakup whiskey

Just got home from #99breakups. Time for some breakup whiskey